My field of speciality is the history of Africa in the Indian Ocean. I am compelled by histories of connections, mobilities, and quotidian lives. My current research examines migration between Zanzibar and Oman during the twentieth century. In my dissertation project, I use a combination of oral history interviews, archival documents, and privately held documents and materials to answer two central research questions: How did migrants’ actions create a transnational community? and how did changing laws, regimes, and economic situations over the course of the twentieth century affect migrant families?
Major Field: Africa (East)
Minor Fields: Migration, Gender
Other Areas of Interest: Indian Ocean, global/transnational history, visual history, cultural history, twentieth century history
Teaching Fields: African history, world history, gender and sexuality, Islamic world